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Sizing Your Installation

After you have determined which Siebel environments you will install, you must determine:

You should direct any additional sizing questions to Siebel Expert Services.

Selecting Your RDBMS

Determine which relational database management system (RDBMS) you will use with your Siebel application and what computer platform to run it on:

When you have determined which RDBMS you will use, check off the proper choice in Deployment Planning Worksheets.

Planning Your Siebel Environments

Determine how many and what kind of Siebel environments you will support. It is recommended that you install at least three environments:

Your production environment should have its own dedicated servers. Less intensively used Siebel environments, such as development and test environments, may share the same physical equipment. In general, do not load any one machine too heavily, or your Siebel system performance will suffer.

For more information on establishing and using Siebel environments, see Developing and Deploying Siebel eBusiness Applications.

When you have determined which environments you will install on your site and how many users each will support, write this information on your copy of Deployment Planning Worksheets.

Dedicating Siebel Servers for Specific Services

There can be numerous Siebel Servers, each of which provides a different type of service. Most consist of the same basic product, but are configured to provide specific information and functions needed by a variety of sales representatives, call centers, customer service representatives, and marketing personnel.

The installation process for all these servers is the same. You must simply determine which Siebel products you will install, provide appropriate computers for them, and include them in your planning. For example, you may want to provide a dedicated server for Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM), Siebel Remote, or other Siebel products.

When you have determined the number and types of Siebel Servers you require, and how many users each will support, record this information in your copy of the Deployment Planning Worksheet.

 Siebel Server Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows 
 Published: 25 June 2003